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January 22, 2016

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Proud to Be Your Principal

It's been another great week here at Minocqua J1 schools! Remember that as parents, you have access to your child's assignments, grades, and lunch account on the Parent Portal. Contact Erin Skubal or Jay Christgau if you need help creating an account or gaining access.

Have a happy and safe weekend Firebird families!

Proud to be your principal,

Brent Johnson


  • Please do not send handwritten notes with your child in regards to riding the bus to an alternate location. To ensure the safe transport of all MJ1 students, the proper paperwork MUST be on file for us to honor any alternate transportation requests. Alternation location paperwork is available in the front office.

  • Please keep a positive balance in your family's meal account! With cold weather here, we know some families may have a change of income due to seasonal employment or other factors. Please feel free to reapply for free or reduced meal benefits, even if you haven't qualified in the past. You are welcome to apply at any time throughout the year!

  • Quarter 2 report cards will be sent home next Friday, January 29.

Save the date!! - Loop around the lake 2016

Loop Around the Lake returns on Saturday, February 27 with a 5K candlelit event starting at 6:00 pm at The Thirsty Whale on Lake Minocqua. Following the event there will be food and a bonfire, with our Wish Lantern illumination at 7:30 pm.

Pre-registration fees - Individual: $25, Family: $65
Day-of registration fees - Individual: $35, Family: $75
Click here to register online!

Proceeds go to benefit the Firebird Foundation and the AV-W Education Foundation.

Richard Jensen Event

6-8 Grade Parents,

We are excited to have the opportunity to have Richard Jensen present to our young scholars this coming Monday, January 25, at 10:00 am in the gym. Richard Jensen grew up in Oregon where he qualified for his state’s high school wrestling tournament. After high school he got mixed up with drugs and ended up serving six years in prison. Once out of prison, he became determined to turn his life around and went back to college. He started wrestling his first year, only winning two matches. By his second year, he qualified for the national wrestling tournament. He’ll share his inspiring story of recovery and motivate our students to make positive choices right NOW.

For more information, check out his website!

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"Frogspell" - February 19-20

The MJ1 Players are hard at work getting ready for their play, "Frogspell" - opening night is Friday, February 19!
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"Counseling Corner"

Be an eParent!
Balancing act: -n 1. a circus act in which a performer displays his or her balancing ability 2. a situation requiring careful balancing of opposing groups, views, or activities.

The relationship with your teen can be a balancing act. Your teen's behavior can trigger a lot of emotions in you. By managing your own impulses, you can avoid giving your teen all the control. Know when to step in or get out of the way! Click here to learn more about eParenting.

You may also contact:

Amber Johnson, School Counselor

MHLT Elementary School

(715) 356-5206

Upcoming Field Trips

Community Ed. Schedule

2015-2016 Minocqua J1 Calendar

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Inga Lami Women & Girls Gathering

In the spirit of Inga Lami, a traditional Norwegian festival for women, join in celebrating the camaraderie of other women and silent sports in the Northwoods tomorrow, January 23.

Inga Lami of the Northwoods is a fundraiser to support Girls on The Run of the Northwoods scholarships and the Lakeland Locals Learn to Ski for Free program at Minocqua Winter Park. There will also be a silent auction and raffle in the evening.

For registration and more information, go to the Minocqua Winter Park homepage.

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Girls on the run seeking coaches

Do you want to inspire and encourage strong, confident, and healthy 3rd-5th grade girls? If so, Girls On the Run of the Northwoods is seeking three coaches at MHLT for the 2016 Spring Season! Coaches facilitate lessons and practice two days a week after school,for 10 weeks. The season runs from March 1-May 21, and we end with the Celebratory 5K Fun Run at Torpy Park. Coaches receive coaches training, free CPR, and can receive a DISCOUNT on their child's registration! Please consider joining our team to inspire young girls to be joyful, compassionate, kind and healthy!

For more information, or to register to coach, visit

You can also contact the program coordinator, Adriane Morabito, at (218) 235-9633 or

Diaper Science??!!

Next Saturday, January 30, at 10:00 am. Join the folks at the library as they explore the science inside of disposable diapers (ew!) How do they keep babies dry? Come ready to observe, identify, hypothesize, dissect, and even get a little wet as we learn some cool facts about super absorbent polymers!!

Recommended for kids 6 years and older. Space is limited; call (715) 356-4437 to see if there are spots left. For more information, visit the Minocqua Public Library homepage.

Lakeland Community Swim Program

Lessons Schedule: The next session begins on January 30.

Early morning swim: Monday-Friday, 6:00-7:50 am
Family swim: Wednesdays and Fridays, 6:30-7:30 pm
Adult swim: Wednesdays and Fridays, 7:30-8;30 pm

Click here to learn more about the Lakeland Swim Program.
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